Map Rulers for Lat/Lon and UTM/MGRS/USNG

These rulers can be used to measure or plot latitude/longitude coordinates, UTM/MGRS coordinates, and to measure distances in either meters or miles. You will find them useful when you are working with a GPS receiver and paper maps.

Each ruler is designed for a specific scale map. You must use a ruler that matches the scale of your map.

On the front side, the rulers have minutes and seconds on one edge and decimal minutes on the other edge, allowing you to use either coordinate format. On the back side, the rulers have distance in meters on one edge, and distance in either miles or nautical miles on the other edge. Latitude is measured directly with the ruler. But, since a degree of longitude covers a shorter distance as you move towards the poles, the ruler is used on a diagonal to measure longitude.

For more information on using lat/lon coordinates and for specific instruction on using the MapTools rulers to measure lat/lon, visit the Lat/Lon Tutorial Pages.

The rulers are printed on a sturdy 20mil white plastic stock for durability.

Additional ruler specifications, and a guide to the maps they are designed to be used with are here.

MapTools provides rulers for measuring latitude/longitude and UTM/MGRS coordinates in many of the most common map scales. Rulers are available individually, or in sets.

Not sure if lat/lon are the right choice... Learn more about an easy to use coordinate system

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Ruler Style Product List

Adventure Set of 4 Map Rulers
1:24,000 1:62,500 1:100,000 1:126,720
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Map Rulers - USGS Set of 10 Map Rulers
Scales for most maps published by USGS
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Map Rulers - DeLorme Set of 15 Map Rulers
Scales for most DeLorme State Atlas and Gazateers
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Map Rulers - Explorer Set of 24 MapRulers
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Map Rulers - Nautical Set
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1:5,000 Scale Nautical Map Ruler
Scales: 1:5,000 x .5 minutes
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1:10,000 Scale Nautical Map Ruler
Scales: 1:10,000 x .5 minutes
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1:15,000 Scale Nautical Map Ruler
Scales: 1:15,000 x 1 minute
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1:20,000 Scale Nautical Map Ruler
Scales: 1:20,000 x 1 minute
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1:24,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:24,000 x 2.5 minutes
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1:25,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:25,000 x 2.5 minutes
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1:30,000 Scale Nautical Map Ruler
Scales: 1:30,000 x 2 minutes
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1:30,750 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:30,750 x 2.5 minutes
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1:40,000 Scale Nautical Map Ruler
Scales: 1:40,000 x 2 minutes
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1:40,680 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:40,680 x 4 minutes
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1:50,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:50,000 x 5 minutes
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1:50,000 Scale Stainless Steel Ruler
0-30 kilometers, 0-18 miles, and 15 minutes of Latitude
Scales: 1:50,000 x 30km , 1:50,000 x 18 miles , 1:50,000 x 15 minutes
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1:62,500 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:62,500 x 5 minutes
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1:63,360 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:63,360 x 5 minutes
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1:65,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:65,000 x 5 minutes
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1:69,500 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:69,500 x 5 minutes
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1:75,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:75,000 x 5 minutes
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1:77,000 Scale Nautical Map Ruler
Scales: 1:77,000 x 5 minutes
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1:80,000 Scale Nautical Map Ruler
Scales: 1:80,000 x 5 minutes
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1:80,000 Scale x 7.5 min Nautical Map Ruler
Scales: 1:80,000 x 7.5 minutes
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1:84,000 Scale Nautical Map Ruler
Scales: 1:84,000 x 7.5 minutes
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1:100,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:100,000 x 10 minutes
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1:100,000 Scale Nautical Map Ruler
Scales: 1:100,000 x 10 minutes
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1:125,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:125,000 x 7.5 minutes
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1:126,720 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:126,720 x 7.5 minutes
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1:150,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:150,000 x 15 minutes
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1:156,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:156,000 x 15 minutes
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1:160,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:160,000 x 15 minutes
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1:182,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:182,000 x 15 minutes
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1:190,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:190,000 x 15 minutes
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1:200,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:200,000 x 15 minutes
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1:250,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:250,000 x 15 minutes
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1:280,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:280,000 x 20 minutes
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1:300,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:300,000 x 30 minutes
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1:320,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:320,000 x 30 minutes
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1:400,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:400,000 x 30 minutes
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1:500,000 Scale Map Ruler
Scales: 1:500,000 x 30 minutes
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